Updated: Feb 11, 2021
I am sure you must have heard of Tanmay Bhat from All India Bakchod (AIB). Well, if you are staying under the rock and don't know who he is? Then, to give you a fair idea, Tanmay Bhat is a renowned YouTuber comedian and presently the hottest topic for his massive weight loss. He successfully lost around 110 kg within less than 12 months.
Isn't it shocking? Well, of course, it is. After undergoing a dramatic weight loss, Tanmay Bhat and his trainer Ranveer Allahabadia opened up about the entire journey in their post. They mentioned how hard Tanmay worked out, the different forms of work out he performed, and how often he exercised.
But what changed his life and played a pivotal role in the journey was his diet. He claimed how the 'Keto diet' has been effective for him. Bhat says Keto has helped him to achieve the occasional weight loss and reach where he is today.
How Effective is Keto Diet? Are There Any Repercussions of Ketogenic Diet?
Well, let us begin with what exactly is a Keto diet and how it is different from other diet forms. Keto is a low-carb diet, where your body uses stored fats to get energised. When you don't feed your body with an adequate amount of carbs and sugars, ketones (small fuel molecules) get produced while utilising fats. It is when your body starts burning extra fat and causes rapid weight loss.
With the consumption of good fat and protein, you can achieve great results, but only after following the proper guidance from your certified dietitian. If you are practising Keto diet without any suggestions and surveillance, then I strictly recommend you to stop right now. Otherwise, you might have to face the following repercussions.
Keto can Cause Severe Damage to Your Kidney and Heart
If you are someone practising Keto diet on your own, you might be unaware of many crucial facts. As you start eating Keto foods, your body gets low on fluid and electrolytes and increases urination. It causes the loss of electrolytes like potassium, magnesium, and sodium, which can lead to kidney injury.
Also, electrolyte deficiency can make people prone to have an irregular heartbeat. You might end up being dehydrated that can make you feel fatigued and increase the risk of cardiac arrhythmia.
No common man can have such a thorough knowledge of nutrition, and that is why make sure to contact your dietitian before heading for a Keto diet.
Major Nutritional Concerns
As a dietitian, I also don't prefer my clients to adopt any shortcut for weight loss. And Keto helps you to lose weight in minimal time. But it has its consequences.
Keto diet is extremely low in certain grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits that are considered as healthy. And this is why people often miss out on the essential fibres, certain minerals, vitamins, and phytochemical. Deficiency of these nutrients can cause bone loss and even increase the risk of chronic diseases.
It is the reason why many dieticians, including me, suggest our clients go for a diet that might provide slow results but is healthier at the same time.
Lesser Muscle Mass Cause Decreased Metabolism
If you are heading to a healthy lifestyle, you might know that a high metabolic rate plays a crucial role in weight loss. But do you have any idea how Keto diet works on your metabolism?
Keto-oriented weight changes can lead to the loss of muscle mass, especially when you are consuming more fat than protein. Yes, you might indeed lose weight; however, it might not be because you are reducing fat, but a lot of muscle.
Muscle burns extra calories than fat, but it drastically lowers your metabolism rate. It is why when you switch back to the regular diet routine; you tend to gain more weight as your metabolism gets prone to work slowly.
Well, these are not the only consequences of following the Keto diet, but it can also cause headaches, lack of motivation, nausea, sugar cravings, etc.
So, now do you realise that not everyone can evidence results like Tanmay Bhat just by practising the Ketogenic diets? If you want to witness such changes, you must seek professional guidance from your dietician first, just like he did.
Do you still have doubts on the Keto diet and its impact on your health? Well, then share your queries below. Feel free to reach out to me over Whatsapp for a personalised guidance on weight loss.
Pic Source: Tanmay Bhat's Instagram Url